Back to the movie, it was truly the pinnacle of parody of pop culture for this generation. The main character of Connor 4 Real may be reminiscent of Justin Bieber, put it was clearly highlighting the absurdity of any star of that nature, especially those who made it big young.
The mockumentary style worked so well for the story they were telling, and Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone’s directing made it all come together in a way where you were never bored (and rarely were you not laughing). Paired with Schaffer, Taccone and Andy Samberg’s writing, these three are an unstoppable comedy tour de force together.
What makes a comedy truly great is when there’s equal amount heart involved. The characters were so strong that you felt attached to each of them, and by the end all you really wanted was for them to succeed. It was heartfelt in a way where none of it felt forced.
It was also filled to the brim with just about every celebrity you can imagine. From Ringo Starr to Seal, from Sarah Silverman to Joan Cusack, the boys have clearly made lots of friends over the years and all of them came out to help with the film. Once again though, it all felt natural. The magnitude of these celebrities added to absurdity of the story, while also making sure the audience knew that the very people the movie was poking fun at were in on the joke.
This is the best comedy I’ve seen this year, and I think anybody can enjoy it. I don’t often cry from laughing too hard, but I did twice in those 90 minutes. It truly was a slam dunk film.